The Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame, begun in 1946, has inducted four individuals to its 2020 class: Lawyer and Justice Mary Donlon Alger, Red Cross Founder & Clinton resident Clara Barton, Utica pioneer Robert McBride, and Oneida leaders and Revolutionary War veterans Hanyery Tewahangarahken “He Who Takes Up the Snow Shoe” and Tyonajanegen “Two Kettles Together.” The Hall of Famers were inducted alongside the 2020 Richard W. Couper ‘Living Legends’ class: nonprofit champion Natalie Brown, cardiologist Dr. Brian Gaffney, historian Jane Spellman, and healthcare and community advocate Eve Van de Wal.
This year’s inductees are being recognized for their service as civic leaders and community advocates, and for their efforts in furthering the region's industries, culture, and educational opportunities.They were honored during a virtual celebration on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
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